Tom's style of music could be categorized as Alternative Folk/Rock. Sometimes very spiritual, his style finds a home in Contemporary Christian as well. Toms performance is rooted in intimate acoustic settings where the art of blending instrument, lyric and voice can be truely appreciated. His music has depth, soul and character. Tom Scheel has been living in the Bay Area of California since moving from Philadelphia, PA almost a decade ago. He settled in the Central Coast and " Steinbeck Country". He soon began trading time for recording with Scotty Smith, owner of TRS Studios in Sunnyvale,CA. He still has strong ties with those individuals today. What started out as trading labor for studio time, grew to a collaborative effort which produced Tom's debut album, " On The Roadside". Tom is just beginning to emerge as an important singer/songwriter. He has been recognized numerous times with " Best Song " and " Best Performance " awards from the Northern Calif. Songwriters Association, of which he is a member. Tom has made many local appearances at local venues including: Cuppa Joe's, Mountain View; The Blue Rock Shoot, Saratoga; The Front Street Pub; Santa Cruz; Characters Sports Bar and Grill, Monterey; Zeph's One Stop, Salinas; The Cherry Bean, Salinas; Borders Books Music Cafe, Sand City, Los Gatos and Milpitas. Tom has been featured on San Fransico's KFOG "Local Anesthetic" hosted by Beth Holland. In a recent radio performance on KKUP Cupertino, Tom was featured on their "Friday Folk Off" program. Host's David Stafford and Mark Cook had these comments: "...very heart felt lyrics...cuts through the mist of our facades..." "...(the song She Wishes) gives me the message Beatles gave in Eleanor Rigby>>>excellent voice...great lyrics and melody.Song feels complete, whole, polished." Mark Cook, KKUP. "...Soaring, arcing...vocals carry all before it..." Dave Stafford, KKUP. In his review of Tom's album, Arnaldo Canales of Critical Review, an on-line zine, calss Toms music "...thoughtful, introspective...spiritual. Scheel writes interesting songs (with) creative musical arrangements." Arnaldo continued, "(the tracks have)...lots of appeal...inspired vocals...a fine meld of instrument and artist. On The Roadside is a solid work...an honest and personal musical letter." Tom is currently working on his second album to be released later this year. During this hiatus, please continue to forward your comments and support. Tom will answer any e-mail you send.